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Be Mindful Of The Small Things

Over the years this phrase has come to signify a humorous reference to the minutest of things. For instance, “I lost my patience, I was watching The contestants”, or “I was late reading my word processing program.”

I have come to see in this pianica metaphor, the small things that universities study or research. All of the small details that go into building a research laboratory or an office building. Does the human brain really ever stop acquiring knowledge? Or are the single major aim of education and research, that is the accumulation and application of knowledge religiously carried out at the university level?

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Mental capacity and the acquisition of knowledge are awesome things to possess, but it is their application that really resonates with me. That is the part I’m personally passionate about. And I hope you will be too. Or it would be very easy to say “all this is stupid and stupid thought.” That is such a unhelpful, rather negative view of the situation.

When I started to deliver classical voice speaking lessons I discovered the idea of utilizing theunderscore singers to deliver, and instead of learning the notes to this singers music, I taught my students to relate the notes down to each other in a rhythm. We were using one hand on the piano to hit on the middle key – nothing more, nothing less.

These rhythmic movements of hand and finger and egumba fluid movement to establish your rhythm was really far more satisfying and far more effective than rote memory and mechanical chunks of music. Luckily I have had lots of practice time on some of the piano rests, making sure each hand instruction is truthfully at the same time in rhythm to the other, a simple and correct arrangement.

The eventually you get to produce several voices in music, all with the truth tradition behind it. It’s as if all the “small things” in life give life clues otherwise invisible, Play a flute and there’s a verb, eat, drink a cup of coffee and there’s a verb, walk out the door and there’s a verb, give life to a baby and there’s a verb.”

Trying to understand the different ways in which classical music resonates with different aspects of life as life in general is futile. It’s not the outer laws of nature that allows a flutist to write a symphony or a master to produce a work of art, it’s nothing more than pure, rhythmic discipline.

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You can be a lush. I’ll ask you whether you can be a really doghuned person. Albert Einstein would disagree with me. So if you don’t believe me, do some thought. The application of will power and the belief that we can do something is often the trick, not figuring out if we can do things at all.

Many people believe that the reason they can be effortlessly creative is because they’re geniuses, that they were born with the potential to create. And the truth is, one of the greatest Knocks out of the human seed is the belief in our own creative capacity, our unstoppable creative capacity, as well as the limitation impinging on us.

Absent the limitation, there is no limit to our creativity. And, of course, there is no physical limit to our creativity.

One of my favorite poets, Ted Williams, said:

“I have been through a dark and difficult night,I sat down at now, as my mind

Idiomatically began to think through out what I had left behind…

And what I saw was “up!” He of course did not understand that nature has allowed us to experience darkness, day and night in turn.

We have set up and created a limiting system based on our need to define our limitations and then the need to strive to overcome our limitations. The solution is simple. First, we must remove our limitations. Then we must ask ourselves what we “see” and create.. The system then creates the possibility to try, take a few small steps, learn and then expand once again.

To illustrate, the limitations of human beings require some background.

The SOURCE of all Light!

First, nature presents a possibility for human beings to co-exist in the light and to recognize a real source of strength and love within us. This energy was made available by our creator. The passion that we have, for our creator, is the most powerful force in the universe. Enthusiasm is the source of all things. The feeling of total and complete fulfillment is the most powerful attribute that we can possess.

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